Crystal Palace: Fresh update emerges on internal agreement at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira giving instructions to his team

Michael Olise’s imminent new long-term contract at Crystal Palace is to fend off any future interest in the young attacker, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed an impressive first campaign in the Premier League and he is set to be rewarded with a bumper deal at Selhurst Park.

What’s the latest news involving Olise?

Despite penning a five-year deal when he linked up with Patrick Vieira’s side last summer, The Athletic believe that Palace are on the verge of agreeing a one-year contract extension, which would keep him with the club until 2027.

Furthermore, it’s expected to see Olise’s release clause increase to around £50m, which Palace will be hoping will fend off potential buyers.

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A lack of fitness and opportunities overshadowed the first half of Olise’s season, but since the turn of the year, the ex-Reading winger has really come into his own.

In 19 matches in 2022, Olise has directly contributed to nine goals, scoring three times, while laying on six assists.

Olise was particularly impressive in Palace’s run to the FA Cup semi-finals, with notable displays against Millwall and Hartlepool.

What did Bridge say about Olise?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “It’s my understanding that it’s not because of someone wanting him, it’s to fend off any worries on that scale, so they don’t have any of that nonsense this summer.”

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How important is increasing his release clause?

While it might appear strange to offer him a contract so soon after his arrival, this could prove a really important decision by Palace.

Olise has already established himself as one of the most highly-rated talents in the country, so tying him down to fresh terms should only be good news for Palace.

Vieira is already in the process of building an exciting young team having brought in the likes of Marc Guehi and Olise, while Tyrick Mitchell and Eberechi Eze were already at the club and remain key to his plans moving forward.

Therefore, ensuring that Olise remains as the club for as long as possible was something that needed to happen and should avoid Vieira having to sweat over a potential summer exit.

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